When Alcohol Takes Over

Posted on 27th January 2017, by
Joseph, a journeyman cook at The Salvation Army Harbour Light Vancouver prepares a meal
After 30 years of drinking on a daily basis, Joseph was offered help with recovery through The Salvation Army. But could he commit to improving his situation? It was a decision only he could make. “You need to make a choice,” The Salvation Army worker said to Joseph. “You can drink the rest of your  […]

The Other Side of the Emergency

Posted on 23rd January 2017, by
Salvation Army victim services mobile canteen assists in Ottawa fire
The Salvation Army is a recognizable name in many communities throughout Canada, but few know of the many services this organization provides. One such program is the Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) program. Many first responders will recognize their Canteen Services, making sure crews have nourishment and hydration during a prolonged emergency scene, but many first  […]

How Your Gently-Used Clothes Can Change a Life

Posted on 16th January 2017, by
Thrift store, store front
Christmas is over, and many people are sorting through closets to accommodate new items received. With this in mind, now would be a good time to donate your gently-used clothes or household items to The Salvation Army. When you donate these items, you help people who really need it. “Any donation goes a long way  […]

Salvation Army Addresses Cold Weather Needs

Posted on 12th January 2017, by
2 gentleman wait outside SA EDS vehicle for warm drink in cold weather
Imagine that in sub-zero temperatures, you have to send your children to school in hoodies and runners because you can’t afford winter clothing. Or your hands are red, swollen and numb because you live on the streets and don’t own a pair of gloves. Sadly, even in a country as wealthy as Canada, this is  […]

Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign Surpasses $21-Million Goal

Posted on 10th January 2017, by
Christmas kettle volunteer thanks donor for contribution. Photo by Steve Nelson.
Toronto, ON January 10, 2017 – The Salvation Army is pleased to announce that it raised over $23.5 million nationally through its Christmas Kettle Campaign, surpassing its $21-million goal. “We are truly grateful for the continued support of our donors, volunteers and community partners, who enable us to help 1.9 million struggling Canadians during the  […]

How Year-end Donors Benefit from Charitable Giving

Posted on 28th December 2016, by
Salvation Army shelter worker consoles female shelter user
As 2017 approaches, you can make an end-of-year donation by December 31 that will lessen your tax burden and help The Salvation Army improve the lives of Canadians affected by poverty. “Charitable contributions provide a tax credit on tax returns (15% on the first $200 and 29% after $200) and reduces the amount of income  […]

Salvation Army Serves Christmas Day Dinner to 1,000 Vulnerable Torontonians

Posted on 26th December 2016, by
Christmas Day dinner at The Salvation Army’s Bloor Central location in the heart of Toronto was a happy occasion for more than 1,000 Torontonians who might otherwise be spending Christmas hungry and alone. “Not everyone has a home to go to, family to spend time with or friends who are near,” says Adam Marshall, volunteer  […]